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. about the strategy in japan. tackling the issue in your opening statement i want to ask about your personal feelings about the situation he went to japan last year and so the tsunami on the coast of japan washing away cars and houses and the people are devastated but we want to ask about your personal goals and feelings on that. secondly he also touched on the possibility of assistance from the united states the japanese government said that japan asked for help u.s. forces in japan are you ready to provide that assistance?. >> the answer to your second question is yes and i help told prime minister kan we will provide whatever assistance they need. my understanding is the main assistance that we can provide it with capacity. the ability for us to help in the cleanup process and obviously we have is not like this you have a huge disruptions both in the infrastructure boats and houses and cars there washing into main thoroughfares and that requires heavy equipment and any but the assistance we can provide will be providing. i am heartbroken by this tragedy and when you see what is h
'll shine. pop-tarts. made for fun. the use of a nuclear disaster increase in japan after later reactor reached at a power plant. good afternoon i'm steve. >> i'm dina coming our viewers on wgn america and watching us on the web. latest developments in japan our top story. the interest levels of radiation escaped from the nuclear power plant to date after the third explosion and buyers on saturday. authorities warned people living within 20 mi. to stay indoors and not drinkwater. rhodesian level readings have not decrease at the plant. . >> up we need now for everyone to move out of the 20 km radius from the no. 1 plant. we would like to ask you to remain indoors at home or in your offices. >> as the crisis deepens damage to nuclear plants stocks are plummeting in japan for the second straight day over concerns that the earth quicken tsunami could have a prolonged effect on the nation's economy them out the death toll in japan from the magnitude 9 earthquake in tsunami is soaring. more than 3300 are confirmed dead and 2000 injured more than 6700 are still missing. cold weather i
this earthquake death toll rose in japan the government working curiously to avoid in meltdown may damage power plant could afternoon and steve. >> 9 dina coming our viewers on wgn america and watching us on the web. did the national police agency reports over 5400 rat confirmed dead and more than 2400 listed as injured and more than 9000 people reported missing japan use helicopters fire trucks and water cannons to or water on the no. 3 reactor at the fukushima power plant. efforts will continue throughout the night to keep the reactor and a pool of spent fuel rods from overheating. officials working to resolve cooling problems at four of the six reactors ever since there were damaged by the earthquake. >> based on the operations we believe that it will help to cool down and based on the data we will receive from the government task force will be able to verify whether the mission has been met with success. >> international atomic energy commission says at least 20 people have fallen ill because of possible radiation poisoning in addition to 19 injured and two missing at the fukus
and campbell's cream of chicken soup. campbell's.® it's amazing what soup can do.™ japan's prime minister calling this the worst crisis since world war two. rescue workers searching devastation of four survivors of the earthquake and tsunami hitting japan and growing concerns of the nuclear meltdown. good afternoon and steve. >> 9 dina welcome our viewers across the country and watching us on the web. official death toll from the earthquake and tsunami now stands at more than 1800 but the number will rise as rescuers reach more hard hit areas. a news agency reports about 2000 bodies were found in just two areas on the northeast coast today. one of those areas about 10,000 people are still missing. the full extent of the disastrous aftermath is not yet clear but it to be the most extensive expensive quicken history. experts say that losses from the quake tsunami in fire wall " that least $100 billion. . >> major complications pleading three reactors at a nuclear power plant and that is raising fears of a meltdown. another reactor lost its cooling capabilities after a blast at the
>> the death toll officially climbing in japan. with dozens of people still missing workers are still doing their best to fend off a nuclear meltdown. . >> all that adding to the region feared, just today after another reactor fire at thithe same pla. japanese authorities are trying to calm any fears but cannot rule but the possibility of a meltdown. experts are not seen encouraging signs. . >> this situation is not under control. and yet their casing what i would be considered desperate measures to get control back mud japanese prime minister calling the 9.0 earthquake and the following tsunami the company'zero countrs worst . >> some big news is just a night out of decatur. a company pledging to under $15 million in cash donatindonation . >> @ mazak corp. manufacturing plants and schaumburg are lining tell the people of japan . >> works now under way to get technical support teams from schaumburg to the quake and the tsunami ravaged nation. and the japanese economy running again. mazak parent company is based in japan it's cl has traveled there some 60 times. like a lot of
chicago blackhawks. they tell al an american in japan with his camera rolling. japan's most powerful earthquake advert creating a killer tsunami. breaking at this hour frantic efforts to save hundreds of people trapped are crushed in their homes . >> japan's prime minister categorizes of the quake as it did she really powerful. it did check out this new video you can see for yourself at the wave that followed of the quake sweeping through rice fields and swap meet entire towns in dragging everything in its path. the quake itself 8.9 the waves 30 ft. high. some say that they reached 6 ft. inland. nuclear emergency has been declared. the damage of a broken dam more than 8580 fires. . >> the pictures devastating destruction overwhelming pared on saturday morning brought new images of the aftermath of what is called to the worst in earthquake in japan's history. the initial quake had a magnitude of 8.9 fast-moving fires erupted transit came to a halt and the thousands were evacuated. and then at a tsunami came. massive waves that put homes and, towns, cars under water. radiation
>> with each passing hour the scope of the disaster grows, japan has even more people missing and the threat of a nuclear meltdown continues. >> aid from the u.s. and other countries has arrived, and more help is on the way. the death toll and japan continues to climb. japan's prime minister is calling it the country's worst crisis since world war two, more than 10,000 people are feared dead from the earthquake in tsunami and thousands are still missing. >> he knows where his children are but his wife is not been found yet. >> there are incredible images of survival. on the ground, workers continue to go through rubble but with each passing hour the chances of finding people alive dwindle. >> i decided to make every effort to survive. >> in the hardest-hit areas there is little food and water and limited electricity. power will be rationed off, a desperate situation worsened by the threat of a possible nuclear meltdown. it has caused widespread evacuation. japanese officials have upgraded the earthquake's magnitude to nine. bow. this could be the most expensive disaster in mod
japan's fourth reactor in crisis. rising raw radiation levels. new reports that helicopters are dropping water on that plant. . >> trying to figure out exactly what scorn on and that japanuclr plant . >> experts here in the state's main timeworn of an creasing risk of nuclear dangers . >> the u.s. putting unmanned military drums over japan's nuclear sites to get a clearer picture from above. on the ground on japan heroic workers at the reactor site continue their on-again off-again task of trying to reduce the nuclear threat. tonight dozens of refugees in shelters are being tested for possible contamination and rescue teams searched the snell for survivors. . >> in fact it's very much an international problem many countries advising their citizens to leave japan as quickly as possible. in the face of a possible nuclear meltdown. and this country the source of it heated debate on capitol hill. . >> right now according to your executive director you are doing nothing new. i haven't heard anything appeared i look at what germany is doing a look at what switzerland is due when n
midday news. >> good afternoon. >> our top story today the3 devastation in japan. more on3 the latest developments from japan. spiking radiation levels and a cloud of smoke or steam forced workers to evacuate the nuclear power plant. it was devastated by the earthquake. government officials say the smoke was presumed to beat vapor. earlier in the day a fi'4 reactor. new concern over fuel rods which could release dangerous radiation if caught fire. >> to have one fire is serious. to have a fire when you have problems at other plants is serious. the danger to those of fuel pond's increases. >> a japanese self-defense force helicopter had to abort the mission to drop water over the reactor because of radiation levels. they've been trying to resolve cooling problems at four of the plants. 12,000 is the latest number of dead and missing in japan. it is still6 0 deaths and more than 2200 injured. another 8200 are missing. the number of dead is expected to go up as rescuers make their way to hard-hit area. >> more than a million homes are still without power which means survivors
is next. if it >> rescue missions intensify and aid comes rolling into japan s severe damage it rises. there are real concerns about a meltdown. >> japan's top government spokesman says a partial meltdown is likely under way as a second reactor affected by the massive earthquake and tsunami. >> is the fifth largest earthquake recorded in history, and relief efforts in japan have just begun. the first wave of usa help begin arriving on saturday, more aid including equipment and search and rescue teams is expected to arrive sunday. so far more than 3000 people have been rescued. the first one to focus on saving lives and then on the comfort of the evacuees. 9500 residents in one town or on accounted for. aftershocks' reached as high as 6.4 in magnitude. >> there is no food and limited water, i cannot flush the toilet. >> major highways are close, roadways are washed out and phone communication is spotty. >> a very small amount of radiation has been amended into air. >> authorities have evacuated people living within a 12 mi. radius of the plant. the roads recovery is just beginning. >>
for japan also economic. government pumping in $183 million into the financial system. white house expressed confidence in japan's ability to handle a financial aftermath. "we are getting ready to assist the japanese, our friends and allies, in any way we can. " damaged of nuclear reactor complex continue to cost concerns after cooling problems all-out nuclear fuel rods to generate radioactive steam which officials have been trying to control. reactor has now entered the stage where it is being cooled. struggling to find basic necessities. called a " for the first time in four days, drug store by my house had bread. " temperatures expected to drop below freezing their big. >> stories of courage and endurance days after the disaster. sharing a story. making contact with loved ones for the first time. >> people, and american teaching and the japan, ready to come home. made contact with his mother for the first time, horror film. wants out. "no idea how nice it is to hear your voice." mother's fears put to rest. finally connecting. pictures playing over and over again, no comfort when they have
japan raising its nuclear threat level as firefighters still trying to prevent radiation from seeping out of the massive nuclear complex. good afternoon on steve. >> * dina call welcome our viewers tune in on wgn america and watching us online. in our top story or a quick answer not because the nuclear crisis in japan by knocking out power to cooling systems at one complex. since then four of the six reactor units have of fires explosions or partial meltdown spring water of the reactor units trying to prevent the fuel from overheating and releasing radiation japan increased in nuclear threat to a level 5 on a scale of 7. the japanese government in acknowledging the quick and tsunami totally overwhelmed it hurting its response to the nuclear crisis that the quicken tsunami taking a major toll on human life. nearly 7000 confirmed dead and about 10,000 still missing. 90,000 to rescue teams looking for survivors and victims and about 500,000 people living in shelters. >> after a week of worry about the stickers on cynthia clemens is breathing a sigh of relief. the chicago man miss
>> in chicago mom missing in an earthquake ravaged japan. the do more than 7000 lives. 11,000 missing. a chicago mother relieved to know her son is survived the earthquake and tsunami. in it appears that a young man in japan has been pulled out alive. . >> to say that she is relieved is a big understatement. for a week since the young had to deal with different reports about her son. she finally got the phone call that she had been desperately waiting for. the last time she had heard from her son was in a facebook message of the day before the earthquake hit. power was out in the city and he was unable to contact his family andin chicago until today. his mother says it's difficult to describe what it felt like to hear is weis . >> i feel great. i would like to think the media and everyone that helped. . >> chorion is a graduathe went t and then stayed on to teach. . >> i am moving here looking at it on tv sunday young says thate isn't sure when her son will be coming to chicago. cnn reporter gary tuchman is the man who found gary him. . >> saturday in japan and we have jus
the u.s. navy should arrive shortly and began pumping fresh water into the damage reactors. japan is urging the tokyo electric co. to be more transparent about the information about the reactors. it is causing people to suffer skin burns from highly radioactive water. >> the situation at the nuclear power plants is still unpredictable. we are trying to prevent it from getting worse we cannot allow ourselves to be optimistic. >> levels of radioactive iodine in sea water up to 19 mi. offshore are 5 to 1200 times higher than normal. there may be some sort of leakage directly into the ocean. the crisis was weighing heavily on the minds of dozens of people who offered their help today at fund-raisers in chicago. >> both fund-raisers today brought out a small crowds but they had big hearts. the japanese american service committee combined classical japanese bands with a bake sale to raise money for tsunami victims. this man performed the kabuki dance she danced in sendai. >> you have to start over from 0. >> the goodies at the bake sale were made by women in the family is affected by
nearly a week into the crisis in japan that there is new hope for avoiding a nuclear meltdown at the stricken plant. helicopters dropping water on the reactors failed to save a yea . >> burst of steam and reactor no. 2. also there is no hope. crews have connected a power cable restoring the electricity should engineers restart upon it was sent coolants over the reactors. there are reports tonight that the u.s. is helping . >> the rhodesian debt levels have dipped. we do not expect hs of radiation to reach the west coast, hawaii and alaska or the u.s. territories in the pacific and not as for america's next and in japa planes arriving fromd chicago and other u.s. cities are chirping radiation detectors jered homeland security are saying that there is no threat as thought earlier . >> all local agencies including the chicago department of aviation and tell reporters the of information needs to come directly from the department of homeland security or u.s. borders and customs. they say as of tonight and there is little cause for concern . >> while watching japan's nuclear crisis
welcome our viewers around the country and wgn america and watching us on the web. japan's prime minister calls the situation grave and serious. officials say a suspected brake in the core and one reactor would be a major setback at this facility. the prime minister expressed sympathy for three workers were taken to hospital after being exposed to dangerously high levels of radiation. . >> in tokyo and osaka and other areas of japan. risking their life to engage in a variety of activities i would like to show my sincere respect and gratitude for their efforts. . >> the military ship is bringing in fresh water to lower temperatures and prevent further emission of radioactive materials. the nation's death toll as of over 10,000 in more than 17,000 people are still missing. this afternoon illinois senators turban and kirk and and safety in illinois. of the working nuclear reactors in six sites more than any other states and it's about half of its electricity from nuclear power. >> of france's to clear the air space under control this afternoon after nato agreed to take command of the no-fly
. the first public appearance since protests against the regime started. >> workers in japan containing radiation leaking from a nuclear power plant damaged by your quick answer night. officials say the most important job is pumping water into the plant to keep right school and prevent a meltdown. crews are building dikes around the plant to prevent radioactive water from seeping into the soil. plutonium was found in the soil where it says it should not pose a health concern. another earthquake in japan today and this one stroke off the coast of the main island of honshu measuring a 6.3 on the richter scale. traces of radiation from japan reportedly turning up in ohio by the east coast. small boats abide been 131 has been found in rain water in nuclear plants in north carolina south carolina and florida. all detecting the same substance traveling from japan. the iodine week to week from the damaged plants following the earthquake. health officials say these levels pose little threat to the public with the environment. . >> coming up in midday news. taking center stage in a major gender
of 5200 american hostages in i ron. he was 85. >> radiation concerns mount in japan were people are worried about the food supplies. >> a local teacher who was working near the epicenter of the japanese earthquake finally made her way home. how about that moon tonight? there's a reason why it is so big. >> there are cloudy skies across much of the area, but there is rain and snow in the week ahead. [ alarm blares ] [ female announcer ] important events can sneak up on you. oh, i am not ready. [ female announcer ] but in two weeks, you could feel ready. introducing yoplait light's two week tune up diet plan. you could lose 5 pounds in 2 weeks when you replace breakfast and lunch with a fruit, grain, and yoplait light. betsy bets. you haven't changed a bit. oh...neither have you... sean. well, yeah. [ female announcer ] go to to start your two week tune up. (laughing through computer) good night, buddy. good morning, dad. (announcer) oreo. milk's favorite cookie. (announcer) oreo. whoa! that leaves lots of pieces behind. that's why there's charmin ultra strong. than th
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after being punched. he died from his wound. coming up on the midday news japan considers containing the crippled nuclear plant in concrete. >> the whale involved in the death of a trainer is back in the water for public performances. >> if you're looking for a job there is an industry looking for you. the hiring boom that some companies are forecasting. . >> chicago's very own wgn news. you know rheumatoid arthritis means pain. but you may not know it can also mean destruction. not just of your joints, but of the things you love to do. and the longer you live with the aching, swelling, and stiffness, the closer you may be to having your favorite things... taken away from you. but you can take action today. go to for your free joint profile so you can better talk to your rheumatologist about protecting your joints. radiation levels of spike in the ocean water near japan's damaged nuclear power plant worker still struggling to prevent a meltdown by repairing a broken power lines running to the plant. until then water is being dumped on the plant's six overheated nuclea
in japan will be scrapped in a very expensive ordeal reactors 124 are lost causes. the company present was hospitalized today for stress and fatigue. rolling blackouts. japan is part of this addition to van obama says he is not abandoning nuclear energy. he outlined a new energy plan that includes nuclear- powered but emphasizes more efficient fuels. >> the only way for america's energy to supply to be secure is by a permanently reducing our dependence on oil. >> speaking at georgetown university today pushing for the government to buy only vehicles that are electric hybrid or use alternative fuels by 2015. the president stressed there are no quick fixes. more than four decades after his death new information services about the assassination of martin luther king jr.. civil rights leader was gunned down by james earl grey in memphis tennessee. nine boxes of sealed evidence have been uncovered by the archives office. crime scene photos and notes from wrestlers. >> they took some notes with private investigators that they had hired to run down leads and witnesses and so forth and corr
coastal cities within minutes. a reminder of the epic disaster that hit japan 17 days ago now. a brutal attack and a man behind bars chicago police say he is accused of assault a terrible one that took place right near popular landmark. >> you rarely hear of any serious crimes in grant park. it is a busy area full of tourists and residents. what happened there saturday night has many shocked and in disbelief and a man charged with the heinous crime is no stranger to police. 45 year-old cortez foster of chicago is charged with a shocking crime that is caused residents in students near grand park to be on edge. >> shocked. it seems like a tourist on the area. >> robbery was the motive that led to the gruesome attack of the 65 year-old man from the northwest suburb. the victim was walking and 800 block of south michigan avenue around 11:00 when police say foster attacked him beating him about the head and face. after knocking him unconscious in taking his wallet. he then sodomized the man with a tree branch. the victim awoke and manage. he was covered in blood and unable to speak. >> t
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. in the meantime a very difficult balancing act in japan today. nuclear power plant workers tried to keep crippled reactor school while also preventing a radioactive water from leaking into the ocean. they have been pumping in spring water to keep the radioactive fuel from overheating. contaminated water has been out. >> taking heat an anti-abortion group gets blasted over this controversial billboard. >> a broken heart may actually hurt. there maybe a real reason getting dumped is physically painful periods. [ male announcer ] when chips ahoy! real chocolate chips collide with original heath toffee bars every delicious cookie is crammed with chocolatey toffee joy. ♪ ♪ chips ahoy!... [ crunch ] crammed with joy. >> sparks fly over an anti-abortion campaign. a billboard with president obama this picture of the sign reads every 21 minutes our next possible leader is a buoyant aborted. >> obama represents the greatest success and potential of our community. >> the anti-abortion groups had similar complaints with an ad campaign in new york. members plan to put up 30
to remember this but this year's vigil will be dedicated to the victims of the earthquake in tsunami japan. >> lifting the moratorium on to power plant construction in june osmond in january but now wants to make sure what is happening in fukushima does not happen here she pushed the legislation to preserve and create jobs and seven fellow republican co- sponsors supported the bill. up next a midday news that a stronghold of libyan leader gadhafi stronghold as president obama prepares to address the nation about the u.s. role. >> during for the reelection bid by setting up a campaign office in chicago. >> shows a media pediatrician keeping an eye out for childhood depression. this is wgn midday news. as a manager, my team counts on me to stay focused. so i take one a day men's 50+ advantage. it's the only complete multivitamin with ginkgo to support memory and concentration. plus it supports heart health. [ bat cracks ] that's a hit. one a day men's. depression is a serious medical condition. i feel like i have to wind myself up to deal with the sadness, the loss of interest
conflict in the middle east. >> a glimmer of good news from japan need cash other radioactive iodine in tokyo's top water has dropped to levels considered safe for babies. some say hours after their plans to distribute bottled water to tens of thousands of parents around the capital. one day after black smoke forced evacuation. because the smoke remains unknown but may have come from burning oil machinery nearby. >> what happens when the president is locked out of his own house? >> just in the nick of time how lottery winner almost let millions of dollars away. i'm in an martina's good night and the box. >> just one more good reason to do your taxes early you may find a winning lottery ticket. urban poor ski was brought in for his taxes when he found his missing lottery ticket purchased last year to local seven eleven store. it slipped into a file. if not for his early preparation he would not find a ticket in time. the ticket expired at 5:00 today. the truck driver said he has not said what he will do with the money. >> with the price of premium? some of that discipline please
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